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Restore PA Could Bring Bonus to Philly

The School District of Philadelphia, City Council and Mayor Jim Kenney have voiced their support of Gov. Tom Wolf’s aggressive infrastructure plan, Restore Pennsylvania. “Philadelphia is a historic city that has seen tremendous growth in recent years, but our lack of investment in infrastructure is holding back potential further development,” said Wolf. “I am proud […]

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‘Solarize Philly’ Relaunches for Homeowners to Gain Tax Credit

Mayor Jim Kenney, Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District), and the Philadelphia Energy Authority today announced the reopening of Solarize Philly registration in 2019. “Cutting local carbon emissions, creating jobs, and reducing energy costs shows that going solar is a win-win for Philadelphia,” the mayor said. “The 30% federal Investment Tax Credit is in […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, 4/18/2019

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: How many times can you file Chapter 7 bankruptcy? Chapter 7 exists to help you get out of debt quickly and easily. Tally up your bills, make sure you pass the means test, account for any non-exempt assets, and away you go. An experienced bankruptcy […]

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PHA’s Crackdown on Illegal Dumping Nets First Arrest in Sharswood

Frustrated by people dumping large loads of trash in empty lots in Sharswood, the Philadelphia Housing Authority announced recently that it would work with Philadelphia police to arrest and prosecute illegal dumpers. Today, PHA announced the first arrests and charges in the campaign. Parris Griffin of South Conestoga Street and Shakeil Calwise of North Newkirk […]

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Young Dems Recruit Today for 2020 Summer Campaign Program

Applications close at 5:00 p.m. today, Monday, Apr. 8, for Organizing Corps 2020: a paid summer training program for 2020 graduates who want to help Dems win the White House! Corps members can earn $4,000 to spend eight weeks this summer mastering the art and science of turning out the vote. They’ll also develop a […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, 4/4/2019

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Can I keep a credit card out of my bankruptcy? The Bankruptcy Code requires a debtor to list all creditors in his bankruptcy schedules. However, a “creditor” is typically defined as someone to whom the debtor owes money. Specifically, 11 U.S.C. § 101(10)(a) defines a […]

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PHL City ID Cards Now Available to the Public

The City of Philadelphia’s municipal identification program, PHL City ID, officially launched today. Members of the public can now apply for and receive a PHL City ID card, which serves as an official government-issued photo ID, by visiting Room 167 in City Hall. The first 1,000 IDs will be issued free of charge. The PHL […]

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City Celebrates Mayor’s Day of Service Recognition Awardees

Mayor Jim Kenney recognized 12 Philadelphia volunteers and national service members during the 7th annual Mayor’s Day of Service Recognition Award Ceremony this week. As part of a national effort led by the National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, Cities of Service and the Corp. for National & Community Service, the Philadelphia Mayor’s […]

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Philadelphia Ramps up Historic-Preservation Efforts

Mayor Jim Kenney today announced steps his administration will take to strengthen historic preservation across Philadelphia. The actions are implementing recommendations made by his Historic Preservation Task Force. “The Task Force has given us short- and long-term recommendations to better preserve our City’s historic assets, and today we take the first steps to implement them.” […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, 3/28/2019

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: If you don’t have information about an asset, can you just put down “unknown”? If you are filing for bankruptcy but you have an asset that you don’t have information about, can you just put down “unknown” and leave it at that? That depends. The […]

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